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How to move on after failure — and rebuild your confidence

Develop a mutual support group

The concept of Shine Theory is helping someone be their best self and relying on their help to do the same for you. The more you shine, the more you light up everyone around you. It's about learning how someone else's success doesn't take away your own.

Seek out and cultivate friendships with capable or willing people to support you to get you through moments of self-doubt or failure.

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How to build your response
  • Present: Talk a little bit about what your current role is, the scope of it, and possibly a recent achievement.
  • Past: Tell the interviewer how you got there and/or mention a past experience that’s relevant to the job and company you’re applying for.
  • Future: Continue with what you’re looking to do next and why you’re interested in this job.
You do not have to respond in this order. Tweak it to suit you. Make sure to tie it to the job and company.
Tailor Your Answer

Interviewers want to know how your answer about yourself is relevant to the position and company you’re applying for.

This is an opportunity to articulate why you’re interested and how your objective fulfills their goals. In order to do that, spend some time researching the company. If your answers resonate with them, it shows that you really understand the role.

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Self Esteem Vs Self-Worth

Many of us have our growing up years filled with experiences that destroy our self-worth. Slowly we establish in our minds that we are not good enough.

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Society Primes Us To Feel Unworthy
  • Ads on TV tell us what we need to spend money on to become acceptable, successful or lovable.
  • Our educational system measures us using standard grades and test-scores, destroying our individuality.
  • Parents love our accomplishments and subtly want us to push ourselves towards greater success at the cost of our freedom of personal choice.
  • Social media has highly effective metrics to measure our worthiness, like the number of followers or likes.

When we fail to do what society wants us to do, we lose approval and experience unworthiness.

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Begin to feel worthy by:

  1. Forgiving yourself for your past mistakes, acknowledging and accepting our flaws and deeds.
  2. Accept how you look, your laugh, your smile, your unique way of looking at the world. That’s what makes you special.
  3. Embrace your quirks and work towards enhancing your worldview.
  4. Do not criticise yourself when you experience emotional pain. Be kind to yourself.
  5. Connect with people who are supportive and healing.
  6. Have the courage to free yourself from society's rules and work towards being you.